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Old 04-10-2010, 12:49 PM   #33631
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I used 35mm flim around the seal and fork tube.Worked great,hasn't leaked for over 2 years.
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Old 04-10-2010, 02:07 PM   #33632
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I used 35mm flim around the seal and fork tube.Worked great,hasn't leaked for over 2 years.
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35mm film is easy to get between the fork & seal. In this digital age if locating some film or an old negative isnt easy to come by, Motion Pro has a tool that is just like a piece of film. It's called the Seal Mate fork seal cleaner.

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Old 04-10-2010, 04:39 PM   #33633
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I used some gasket gunk on mine.
Make sure you don't move the bike whist the tensioner is off.

Undo the bolt from the end and wind it up with a screwdriver.
Put it back in position in the head with the new gasket/sealer whilst still holding the screwdriver.
Put the bolts in to hold it in whilst still holding the screwdriver.
Tension the 2 bolts.
Slowly let the screwdriver unwind.
Put the bolt in the cap.
Thanks Nordie, that sounds simple enough. Ordered a gasket from the dealer which will be in on Wednesday. It was $5, I can live with that. Thanks for the help!
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Old 04-10-2010, 05:31 PM   #33634
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The parts fiche calls it a "wave washer stopper ring". It must be necessary or it wouldn't be there.
When I first saw where the two ends of the wire were twisted together in the clutch hub, I didn't know what it was and broke them off thinking they shouldn't be there. I got some new stainless wire of the same size and reinstalled it in the same way. I just can't figure out what it does, whether it needs to be there or not. I'm sure there is a reason, but I'm too much of a dullard to figure it out. Thanks for looking that up!
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Old 04-10-2010, 05:45 PM   #33635
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When I first saw where the two ends of the wire were twisted together in the clutch hub, I didn't know what it was and broke them off thinking they shouldn't be there. I got some new stainless wire of the same size and reinstalled it in the same way. I just can't figure out what it does, whether it needs to be there or not. I'm sure there is a reason, but I'm too much of a dullard to figure it out. Thanks for looking that up!
Read this:
http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/sho...65&postcount=2
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Old 04-10-2010, 05:57 PM   #33636
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...it mostly was just wasted in spinning the rear and chewing up high dollar rubber...
That, my friend, is called "motorcycling"...and it is never a waste.

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You know I have no idea how old the original poster was that was talking about old guys on DR's. I am 39 and he may be talking about me if he is 20.
I was the OP on the "age" thing. But, I only brought-it-up because of the whole "55-65 M.P.G." thing.

I am 39, just like you. So, I consider you a youngster.

Now, the guy who posted this stuff...He is gettin' old...

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I used to ride mine like I stole it...
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...Then I started to back off on the acceleration...
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...I also cut my cruising from 75 to 65 indicated...



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Old 04-11-2010, 12:48 AM   #33637
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Dirt bagz on happy trails SU rack

I preparation for a longer trip I mounted a happy trails SU rack. No big deal there, but I lost the ability to mount my dirt bagz. I have pelicans on order, but still to zip around town, for shopping and daily stuff, I love the dirtbagz (beginning with the fact that they are top loading ...)

Fast forward to a few washers, bolts and some drilling later.
Available from any hardware store, these will get right into the sleeves of the dirtbagz:


You will also need the ability to attach the carabiners of the bags, I sure forgot what these clips are called but they do just fine (mounting hardware explained below):


If you follow the happy trails instructions on mounting the racks, the upper screws for the foot pegs are very short. Using the screws the OEM tail rack was mounted with, will give you enough space for the clips (That picture is taken with the screw supplied WITH the happy trails rack, I talk about the screw that was there before):

I used an M8 stainless steel washer to apply more pressure.

Final product:
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Old 04-11-2010, 06:08 AM   #33638
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Hi all

Just a heads-up on my consumption issues (fuel, not the other stuff!!) I dropped down to 150 on the dynojet main and leaned out the float a little more. Success!! Bike's now getting around5l/100km - closer to what it should be. Thanks for the advice everyone!

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Old 04-11-2010, 06:39 AM   #33639
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Glad to hear you've gotten it figured out.


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Hi all

Just a heads-up on my consumption issues (fuel, not the other stuff!!) I dropped down to 150 on the dynojet main and leaned out the float a little more. Success!! Bike's now getting around5l/100km - closer to what it should be. Thanks for the advice everyone!

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Old 04-11-2010, 07:22 AM   #33640
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I am getting old for sure. My leathers hang in the closet no more weekend road racing for me, can't afford to get hurt and don't heal like I used to.

I still corner as hard as I can on that DR when the road gets real twisty. If I can cruise at 75 or even 65 the road isn't that twisty to start with. I get into it when I hit the 10 and 20 mph corners, and I ride faster on dirt than pavement.

Doing what I do for a living the past 6 years may of had some impact on my willingness to take risks as well.

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That, my friend, is called "motorcycling"...and it is never a waste.



I was the OP on the "age" thing. But, I only brought-it-up because of the whole "55-65 M.P.G." thing.

I am 39, just like you. So, I consider you a youngster.

Now, the guy who posted this stuff...He is gettin' old...










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Old 04-11-2010, 09:04 AM   #33641
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All this recent talk about NSU's and my odometer just clocking 10 k I decided its about time. Well the screws were still nipped up but now their loctited and lockwired (no way these buggers are moving) And I'll be able to sleep peacefully.

The teflon tube is to protect the wiring
I know this is 205, and sorry for the redundant question...but SOMEWHERE in this megathread, is the actual size/pitch for the NSU screws so I can pre-purchase and drill them beforehand.

Anyone?

Thanks for you help....
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Old 04-11-2010, 09:48 AM   #33642
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NSU screws

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I know this is 205, and sorry for the redundant question...but SOMEWHERE in this megathread, is the actual size/pitch for the NSU screws so I can pre-purchase and drill them beforehand.

Anyone?
M5 x 20mm
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Old 04-11-2010, 04:41 PM   #33643
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tobbik.... nice simple mod. Thx for posting. This sort of minor mod helps to not overthink (at least for me) solutions.

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Old 04-11-2010, 05:06 PM   #33644
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Doh! Yeah, I forgot about posting that because I usually get the best info here. But that makes sense to help the clutch disengage. Thanks!
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Old 04-11-2010, 05:09 PM   #33645
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I know this is 205, and sorry for the redundant question...but SOMEWHERE in this megathread, is the actual size/pitch for the NSU screws so I can pre-purchase and drill them beforehand.

Anyone?

Thanks for you help....
To make it easy, they are the same size as replacement screws for the carb when you put in the Dyna kit...
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